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A Service of the San Diego Energy District
Demand Response by the SD Energy District's Energy Futures Academy
The recent rotating outages in California were not caused by renewables according to a formal letter to the California Governor from all three major energy agencies in the state.

Like many regimes, resources that could have injected power or reduced demand were not available to the System Operator. Why?

In this webinar, experts examine the opportunities and obstacles for Demand Response (DR) to mitigate blackouts; improve grid flexibility; and, compensate owners of generators, thermostats, EVs, and other dispatchable resources.

DR depends on aggregation and secure, software control arbitrating between the System Operator and the DR Aggregator.

There exists impressive potential from virtual power plants including Vehicle to Grid.

Mass adoption of DR solutions require improved interoperability with the grid operator, convenient end-user enrollment and incentives, legislative and regulatory reform and an open communication layer between integrators, utility beneficiaries and the grid operator.

Our acclaimed moderator will interact with the panelists from the US and the EU to illustrate DR deployments to address the increasing variability of the grid and accelerate adoption of renewable energy resources while maintaining grid integrity.

Join us to discuss the solutions and gaps to be filled by Demand Response.

The Climate Center
UC San Diego Center for Energy Research
Clean Coalition
California Alliance for Community Energy
Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative

Webinar is free to attend.

Nov 18, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Katherine Hamilton, Moderator
Co-Founder @38 North Solutions
Katherine is Chair of 38 North Solutions. In this role, Katherine has been listed on the #Solar100 board by kWh Analytics and received a Cleanie Award as Entrepreneur of the Year. Katherine has led several councils of the World Economic Forum as a global policy and technology thought leader and is currently Co-Chair of the Global Future Council on Clean Electrification. Katherine studied electrical engineering at Northern Virginia Community College and holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne. Katherine is part of The Energy Gang podcast through Greentech Media.
Marc Monbouquette, Panelist
Regulatory Affairs Manager @Enel North America
As Regulatory Affairs Manager for Enel North America, Marc leads the company’s policy engagements in California and the West pertaining to Enel’s diverse business lines and technology offerings, including demand response, behind-the-meter solar + storage, EV charging solutions, and utility-scale renewable energy. Prior to joining Enel X, Marc Monbouquette spent more than five years as an analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). In this role, Marc managed the policymaking process for several California policy initiatives focused on integrating DERs into utility distribution planning and grid operations, including distribution resource planning, smart inverter standards development, and interconnection reform. Marc holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Policy and Economics from Duke University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Carleton College, and is a certified LEED Green Associate.
Guillaume Lehec, Panelist
Directeur de Département & Intrapreneur @Engie
Since 2016, Guillaume Lehec has been developing new solutions to manage locally the energy to facilitate the development of decentralized renewable energy. Guillaume has been in ENGIE Group since 2001. He has worked in developing CHP portfolio in France and in implementing energy efficiency offers regarding electricity appliances (R&D division, 2001-2006). During the opening of the electricity markets in 2007, Guillaume participated in the development of the regulation and operational process between market players enabling competition, the implementation of ENGIE's internal processes and in managing the supply of ENGIE's electricity customers. As of 2011, Guillaume contributed to the market design for DSM in France and managed a team aimed at developing ENGIE's Demand Side Management solutions.